About

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welcome to the ebenezer project

Mission

The Ebenezer Project was founded in 2013 in order to create a space to empower change makers working for racial justice in Anabaptist and interfaith communities, amplify and elevate the voices of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), and provide free and accessible racial justice materials, resources, and workshops.

vision

Transform Anabaptist and interfaith communities and institutions by empowering BIPOC and white co-conspirators to disrupt racism, engage intersectionally, speak with authenticity, and invest in long-term and sustainable anti-racist practices.

Values

  • Disrupting Racism and Oppression
  • Equipping Interfaith Communities with Anti-Racist Tools
  • Promoting and Empowering Historically Marginalized Voices
  • Investing in Decolonization and Analyzing Power
  • Committing to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Thinking Intersectionally
  • Maintaining Accountablity
  • Learning from History

Founder

Bonita Croyle (she/her/hers) is a speaker, and writer with a desire to live intentionally for Jesus. She routinely engages with interfaith communities and individuals on topics of racial justice, transracial adoption, faith formation, liberation theology, womanism, and intersectionality.

Bonita’s work covers the historical and current context of many issues including Mennonite faith practices, racial equity, intersectionality, allyship, and transracial adoption. As a Mennonite and a Black transracial adoptee, Bonita leverages her unique lived experiences to make clear the urgency to drive sustainable anti-racist structural and systemic change.

Bonita is a graduate of Hesston College and Millersville University and holds a degree in English and Sociology. Her writing has been published and reposted on many sites including Anabaptist Faith Formation, Medium, Love What Matters, and Shelly Shuster. In her spare time, Bonita enjoys dreaming about the beach, cooking, performing slam poetry, singing loudly along with musicals (have you even listened to Dear Evan Hansen?! So good), traveling, and adventuring.